Here is a compulation of all the information that has been gathered for the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council's Patchwork Promise and related sewing and quilting programs that are being developed. Sewing can be a lot of fun, and quilting probably is not what you think it is these days. Quilting is a wide open term, today it includes "blankets", wall hangings, table toppers/placemats, purses, bags, clothes, and even dolls.
We are not endorsing anything, just providing info and links. So have a look around and stay tuned for some fun as you learn skills that will serve you well.
The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council serves 26 counties in Southeast Texas, including: Angelina, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller and Wharton. For more info check out their website.
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Dresses made from plastic bags, phone books, VHS tape and coffee filters were created by students at Texas Tech. This challenge, called “From Trashy to Classy” is a joint effort between Texas Tech’s Apparel Design and Manufacturing (ADM) students and the student chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.
Got Qmilch? Fashion designer Anke Domaske creates new fabric made out of milk
Clothes made from milk protein casein, designer wins award for fashion innovation, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
donated Quilting Thread! Can't quilt without that, and it goes fast when you're quilting the 3 layers together.
In the News: Why quilting improves your health in ways even exercise can't manage
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2002862/Why-quilting-uniquely-good-us.html#ixzz1PD1ebMLX
Patchwork Quilts at the 2014 Winter Olympics (from Quilt Inspirations)
The next Winter Games will be held in Sochi, Russia in 2014. Since we love the Olympics and we love quilting, we are excited about the theme, which is based on the patchwork quilt! The quilt includes 16 designs representing the most famous traditional Russian arts and crafts: Uftyuzhskaya painting, Vologda lace, Gzhel and Zhostovo painting, Kubachi patterns, Pavlov Posad shawls, Mezenskaya painting and Khokhloma, Yakutsk patterns and Ivanovo chintz*.
The quilts will provide a stunning backdrop for the events. In the announcement, the Organizing Committee said: "Such patchworks were an indispensable part of Russian peasants’ homes. Over time, this technique became a widely acknowledged branch of traditional arts and culture. An interesting fact from Russian history is that Catherine, the wife of Peter I, personally sewed a patchwork for her husband as a gift."